TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER!
Is there intelligent life out there in space? According to the movies, the answer is a resounding yes! In fact since the dawn of the real world space age in the 1950s, mainstream cinema has been somewhat obsessed with the subject of alien invasion.
“Keep watching the skies” advised a reporter at the end of the ground-breaking 1951 version of The Thing From Another World, and filmmakers everywhere have been doing so ever since.
Sometimes these extra-terrestrial visitors came in peace, like Michael Rennie’s benevolent Klaatu in the 1951 classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, or the cute, music-loving aliens of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). More often than not, however, they were out to completely annihilate mankind a-la War of the Worlds (1953) and Mars Attacks (1996) – “Nice planet – we’ll take it.”
All of the above and much, much more are covered in glorious detail in Invasion!, an extra special book about extra terrestrials on earth!
Expertly researched and written by some of today’s most highly respected genre authors, thisout-of-this-world volume from the publishers of Infinity magazine brings you the complete history of alien invasion movies, everything from 50s favourites such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, It Came From Outer Space and Earth Vs The Flying Saucers to modern day hits like Arrival and the blockbusting Avengers movies.
You’ll also find fascinating chapters on Japanese sci-fi spectaculars such as The Mysterians (1957) as well as the UFO craze of the 1950s and the many movies this inspired; who can forget the flying hubcaps of Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)?
Of course some true genre favourites get extra special treatment here, with John Carpenter himself talking about his remake of The Thing (1982), and an equally candid interview with the scriptwriter of David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).
You can also read all about the making of Spielberg’s massively popular E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982), as well as enjoying fun and informative chapters on Italian sci-fi and low budget British invasions, including The Devil Girl From Mars (1954), The Trollenberg Terror (1958) and Night of the Big Heat (1967). All of human life is here, and even more aliens!
Beautifully illustrated throughout, with never-before-published stills, posters and behind-the-scenes photographs, this lavish book is an essential purchase for sci-fi and horror buffs – we are sure you’ll agree it’s really something to phone home about!
Please note that as with our previous limited edition Dark Side books, Invasion! will not be available in shops. You can only buy a copy from us, for £22.50 a copy including P&P. Please be aware that the price per book for foreign orders is £27.50 to take into account the higher shipping rates.